Seventeen-year-old Dayna Walsh is struggling to cope with her somatic OCD; the aftermath of being outed as bisexual in her conservative Irish town; and the return of her long-absent mother, who barely seems like a parent. But all that really matters to her is ascending and finally, finally becoming a full witch-plans that are complicated when another coven, rumored to have a sordid history with black magic, arrives in town with premonitions of death. Dayna immediately finds herself at odds with the bewitchingly frustrating Meiner King, the granddaughter of their coven leader… Read More Witches of Ash and Ruin by E. Latimer (Review)
Bound as one to love, honor, or burn. Two years ago, Louise le Blanc fled her coven and took shelter in the city of Cesarine, forsaking all magic and living off whatever she could steal. There, witches like Lou are hunted. They are feared. And they are burned. Sworn to the Church as a Chasseur, Reid Diggory has lived his life by one principle: thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. His path was never meant to cross with Lou’s, but a wicked stunt forces them into an impossible union—holy matrimony.… Read More Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin (Review)
It’s time for another Celebrate ____ with Chronicle Books post! And this time I’m reviewing a tarot deck and magic book that I think complement each other very well (not only because they share the common subject of dealing with spirituality, but also because they share the same aesthetic and therefore look fantastic together)!
In this horror story set in colonial New England, a law-abiding Puritan woman goes missing. Or perhaps she has fled or abandoned her family. Or perhaps she’s been kidnapped, and set loose to wander in the dense woods of the north. Alone and possibly lost, she meets another woman in the forest. Then everything changes.… Read More In the House in the Dark of the Woods by Laird Hunt (ARC Review)
Hocus Pocus is beloved by Halloween enthusiasts all over the world. Diving once more into the world of witches, this electrifying two-part young adult novel, released on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the 1993 film, marks a new era of Hocus Pocus. Fans will be spellbound by a fresh retelling of the original film, followed by the all-new sequel that continues the story with the next generation of Salem teens.… Read More Hocus Pocus & The All-New Sequel by A.W. Jantha (ARC Review)
Happy Friday Junior, and Backlist Blast day, everyone! Today I’ll be sharing an October-y read that has been on my TBR since before it was released this March! It’s witchy, and sounds dark, and just perfect for this time of year!
My post is going up a little later than usual, but I’m happy to still be able to post this on the first Monday of the month! I’ve been very busy lately, and sadly wasn’t able to prep this post in advance. But I’m glad to still be able to post, especially since this month’s… Read More Calendar Girls (October 2018): Hocus Pocus (Best Book with Witches)
Welcome to a world where nightmarish creatures reign supreme. Five hundred years ago, Jack made a deal with the devil. It’s difficult for him to remember much about his mortal days. So, he focuses on fulfilling his sentence as a Lantern—one of the watchmen who guard the portals to the Otherworld, a realm crawling with every nightmarish creature imaginable.… Read More The Lantern’s Ember by Colleen Houck (Review)
Happy Friday Junior, and Backlist Blast day, everyone! Starting today, because it’s almost officially autumn, I decided to start sharing some September-ish and October-ish books from my backlist TBR! Also, my co-host, Milana, and I are so happy to see that so many of you have decided to join Backlist Blast, and in order to make… Read More Backlist Blast #20: The Witch’s Daughter by Paula Brackston
A young adult fiction anthology of 15 stories featuring contemporary, historical, and futuristic stories featuring witchy heroines who are diverse in race, class, sexuality, religion, geography, and era… Read More Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women & Witchcraft edited by Tess Sharpe and Jessica Spotswood (ARC Review)